Category Archives: Wifi

India becoming increasingly switched on to the potential of Wifi

The government in India is becoming increasingly turned on to the potential of public Wifi networks, planning to provide coverage to some 250,000 Panchayats (local administrative offices) and 5000 railway stations within the next two years. This interest is justified … Continue reading

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Time spent on Wifi in the US falls as users move to unlimited plans

Over the past year or so, unlimited data has really taken off in the U.S., with all four of the big players launching competitive plans to try to get a bigger piece of the market. But just because consumers are … Continue reading

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Whose customers are using Wifi the most in the US?

Though we may be in the era of fast 4G connections, Wifi still plays a significant role in our mobile connectivity. We spend a lot of time connected to Wifi networks at home, work and at public hotspots. But just … Continue reading

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Free 4G means Jio users have little need for Wifi

It’s only been a few months since Reliance Jio launched its new LTE-only mobile service in India, but it’s already causing quite the stir. Jio has tapped into a pent-up demand for inexpensive mobile data services, not just by offering … Continue reading

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802.11ac: It’s still hard to find, but it’s fast

Three years ago a new Wifi technology debuted promising breakneck speeds that would put our old Wifi technologies to shame. Called 802.11ac, this new networking standard was supposed, at a minimum, to double the speeds over older 802.11n technologies and … Continue reading

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OpenSignal helps Cambridge hunt down its pesky notspots

Cambridge wants to become a hyper-connected U.K. city, providing robust internet access county wide at both the public and private level. In order to become that hyper-connected city, Cambridge first needs to find those places where wireless and wireline access … Continue reading

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Meet HaLow: A Wifi network built for the internet of things

Wifi already connects our laptops, smartphones and smart TVs to the internet, but it has bigger ambitions. It wants to glue together the internet of things. The Wi-Fi Alliance this week unveiled its proposed technology for smart homes, connected cars, … Continue reading

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How strong is your Wifi password?

You may have thought “OpenSesame” was a pretty clever password when you set up your Wifi router, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s not the most secure choice for guarding access to your wireless network. But take … Continue reading

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Staying online while you shop: How wifi stacks up in NYC’s department stores

How do you do your gift shopping for the holidays? Online? In-store? A last minute panicked whirlwind battling crowds on the evening before your family get-together? Everyone has their own way of dealing with the rush that engulfs us at … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi is coming to a mobile network near you

More than half of all wireless operators plan to make Wi-Fi a critical part of their mobile services, according to a new survey from the Wireless Broadband Alliance. A lot of operators already make plenty of use of Wi-Fi today, … Continue reading

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